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N400m fraud: Olisa Metuh commences evidence-in-chief

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday permitted Olisa Metuh, former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to commence his evidence-in-chief from outside the witness box.
A public rally for Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attended by tens of thousands of people on Saturday

Blast rocks Ethiopian premier’s rally in Addis Ababa

Abiy had just wrapped up his speech in the heart of the capital Addis Ababa when the explosion went off, sending the crowds towards the stage as the prime minister left hurriedly, apparently safe and sound.

Ethiopia pardons hundreds sentenced on ‘terrorism’ charges

The government of Ethiopia has said it will release more than 304 prisoners, including 289 convicted on "terrorism" charges, according to state media.

Ex-Minister bags 10-year jail term in Congo-Brazzaville

A court in Congo-Brazzaville has sentenced a former government minister to ten years in prison on charges of violating state security and being complicit in the illegal possession of weapons.

Egypt upholds death sentence against 4 over plotting attacks

Egypt's highest appeals court has upheld death sentences for four people over forming a "terrorist cell" to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions.

Human Rights Watch urges Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to end violations

A leading international rights group urged Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday to prioritise reforms aimed at ending human rights abuses during his second, four-year term in office.

Colonel Gaddafi’s son eyes Libyan presidency

Mr. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, second son of ex-Libyan leader late Muammar Gaddafi, is set to launch his election bid for presidency.

Ethiopia releases journalist, politician, drops blogger charges

Ethiopia released a jailed opposition leader and journalist on Wednesday and dropped charges against a group of bloggers in a wave of prisoner releases and pardons.

Former DR Congo army chief accused of coup bid held in Gabon

Democratic Republic of Congo's former military chief, who has been accused by Kinshasa of an attempted coup against President Joseph Kabila in 2011, has been arrested in Gabon, sources told AFP.

Convicted Dutch arms dealer detained in South Africa

Prosecutors say a Dutch man who was convicted earlier this year of weapons smuggling and complicity in war crimes in Liberia and Guinea has been detained in South Africa.

Court sentences lawyer to jail over rape remarks

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced a lawyer who said woman wearing ripped jeans should be raped to three years in prison, a judicial source said.

Ex-Egypt premier Ahmed Shafiq to run in 2018 presidential poll: aides

Former Egyptian premier Ahmed Shafiq, who narrowly lost a 2012 election to a since ousted Islamist president, will challenge leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at a poll next year, two aides told AFP Wednesday.

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House of Reps urges IGP Ibrahim Idris to beef up security in Adamawa

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, urged the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to beef up security in 16 communities in Adamawa Southern Senatorial district.

Ogenyi Onazi rejoins Trabzonspor, targets bright league start

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has said that he is looking forward to the 2018/2019 Turkish Super Lig season after rejoining his club Trabzonspor for pre-season.
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US stocks weighed down by weak Netflix results

Wall Street stocks retreated in early trading on Tuesday as disappointing results from Netflix weighed on large technology shares.
WASHINGTON, DC - July 10: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during a rally calling for criminal justice reform outside the U.S. Capitol July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Demonstrators and members are calling for the passage of the First Steps Act. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images/AFP

Donald Trump thanks lone Republican for support on Vladimir Putin summit

President Donald Trump publicly thanked Senator Rand Paul on Tuesday for backing his stance towards Vladimir Putin at their inaugural summit -- the only high-profile lawmaker from his Republican party to have done so.

Liverpool make an offer for Roma goalkeeper Alisson

Roma are considering the bid, a world record for a keeper, but no deal has been agreed and the Italian side are said to want £66m.